This Alternet article by Alex Kane, entitled, "5 Ways Romney and Obama Will Shamelessly Pander to Israel Tonight" is one of many reasons it would be hard for me to watch tonight's "foreign policy" debate without throwing up. Though, for sure, as the article says, "The Israeli leader will be pleased by watching this debate." The Israeli leader, that is, who boasted to a settler family of his ability to control America: "I know what America is. America is something that can easily be moved. Moved to the right direction.”
This is not OK. Not something we can pretend not to notice. Not something we have to be quiet about. It is destroying the world.
For this, and for many other reasons, there will be nothing to celebrate about the debate tonight, no matter which of the candidates, along with Israel, "wins."
Another question that will never be asked. Because heaven forbid Americans would actually ever be prompted to think such unavoidable thoughts.
(As tweeted by Glenn Greenwald)
Esquire's @TomJunod also proposes a question for President Obama tonight:
"Your administration has not just employed targeted killing; it has made the case for targeted killing to the rest of the world. What would you tell the leader of another country who wants to make use not only of technology pioneered by America but also of legal arguments pioneered by America? Do those arguments only count for America, or do they count also for Russia, China, and well, North Korea and Hezbollah?"
Alex Kane, "5 Ways Romney and Obama Will Shamelessly Pander to Israel Tonight," http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-ways-romney-and-obama-will-shamelessly-pander-israel-tonight?paging=off
‘The world won’t say a thing’– Netanyahu on ongoing Israeli expansion,"
by Dena Shunra and Phil Weiss on July 17, 2010, http://mondoweiss.net/2010/07/the-world-wont-say-a-thing-netanyahu-on-ongoing-israeli-expansion.html
Tom Junod, "The Lethal Debate: Questions About Killing." http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/presidential-debate-drone-questions-13988897#ixzz2A4zsJGrB